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Ethics and Research Governance

Applying for Ethics Approval

How do I submit my ethics application and to whom?


An application for ethics approval consists of a completed application form and copies of the documents listed below. All applicants must ensure they read the Guidance Notes before completing these documents.

  1. Fully completed ethics application form
  2. Consent form (if required)
  3. Data collection tools (interview schedules, questionnaires etc.)
  4. Risk assessment form (if required)
  5. Participant information sheet (if required)
  6. Any organisational letters or correspondence (if required)
  7. Checklist

If you are a UG or PG Taught Student completing your dissertation or final year project, the Taught Ethics application forms should be submitted to your Supervisor by email in the first instance.

Taught Module Approval forms, on the Guidance page.

If you are Module Leader applying for ethics approval for your taught module, the Taught Module Ethics Application form and guidance can be found here.

If you are a Research Student, please submit your application form and all associated documents to your supervisor who will submit to the appropriate member of staff in the Ethics Research Centres Team.

All staff Research Ethics applications need to be submitted by email to the relevant Ethics Research Centres Team member.